A Good Day to Die Hard (Die Hard: Mission to Moscow)

Bruce Willis goes on holiday to Russia, and then some bullshit happens, and I don’t really know because I fell asleep a few times during it and it was nonsense. McClane protesteth many times that he was “only here on vacation”, and even managed to squeeze in a few “motherfuckers” …

Live Free or Die Hard

Was this Justin Long’s first film as a grownup? Eurgh. What a mess. Gripping grimly onto the premise that COMPUTERS CAN CONTROL EVERYTHING we’re on a rollercoaster to disaster, which goes via an inexplicable Kevin Smith cameo to eventually Bruce Willis trying to converge his Christmas Die Hard-y-ness with that …

Die Hard: With a Vengeance

A return to form, which is bound to happen once you get SAMUEL L. JACKSON in the mix. This felt *much* more like it fit with the original Die Hard in terms of character, and it also provided a plotline which could be ripped off variously in Batman films of …

Die Hard 2

So, taking the famous concept of using a character from a well-loved film and then plonking them in the middle of something that shares almost no DNA with the original is what’s happened here. Less of a slightly-above-average-Joe pushed by circumstance into a perilous situation, and more of a one-man-wrecking-ball. …

Die Hard

The quintessential Christmas film. What else need I say? Although definitely worth a rewatch, because it’s easy to forget what Bruce Willis looked like with hair. He must’ve been just on his way out from Moonlighting on this film – this really was his breakthrough role, before there was such …

Olympus Has Fallen

Having watched London Has Fallen, we figured it made sense to then watch the film that it was a sequel to. Much like its postcessor (*shrugs* could be a word?), it stars loads of things being blown up, and Gerard Butler. GO USA! Just, y’know, try to ignore the total …

London Has Fallen

Mindless action thriller starring loads of buildings in London being blown up, and Gerard Butler. Widely panned as being “effortlessly racist”, but I’d contend that cinema’s so full of 2-dimensional plotlines and villains that anyone who correlated this with real life in any way possibly hasn’t engaged their faculties properly. …

John Wick: Chapter 2

What’s not to love about the comic-book, choreographed to near balletic perfection violence of John Wick? I don’t think this film sought to raise the stakes from its predecessor: in my mind it was just more of the same, and that’s a simplistic story basis ornamented with scene after scene …